Shiltech Sales Ltd are honoured to offer this stunning 1965 UK RHD Ferrari 330 2+2 Series One Coupe onto the open market.
The car is accompanied by an amazing owner’s file and its UK V5c relating to the very apt registration ‘330 xxx’ that will stay with the car. Full registration will be disclosed on application.
One of only 44 UK right-hand drive Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series I examples.
Recent work has been on bringing the mechanicals up to a high standard. The cost for this was between £25-£30k (documented work) since 2018 including the following
Full engine out with top and bottom end strip down
Engine rebuild including replacing items such like the oil pick up pipes etc
Brake callipers removed and sent off for full restoration and refitted
New brake discs
New fuel lines throughout
New coolant hoses throughout
New engine mounting bushes
New suspension bushes
New water pump
New heating thermostat
New shock absorbers
New OEM ANSA exhaust system with new hanging mounts
Rebuilt mechanical fuel pump
New distributors & coils
All work was carried out by Roger’s team down at The Ferrari Centre in Kent and more recently MD Allen Classic Ferrari Specialists.
This stunning 330 was ordered on 15th March 1965 through Maranello Concessionaires Ltd, by Rolls-Royce and Bentley dealer R.S. Mead Ltd. of Maidenhead.
It was finished in Grigio Argento over a Pelle Nera Franzi leather interior and was optioned with wire wheels and power-operated windows. The finish must have been special and extra-deep as 4 kilos of extra paint were charged for, as depicted by copies of the Bill of Sale and early correspondence.
It would appear that a Mr D. Sleeman took ownership of the car for a short period during 1966 before putting it up for sale with Maranello Concessionaires, who took a Ferrari 250 GT 2+2 in part-exchange and sold the car to a Mr R. Edbrooke of Orpington, Kent.
A letter in the file, dated 4th April 1967, from Mr Edbrooke to Maranello confirms the order of a quantity of Rosso paint as, despite the fact that the car was only two years old, he felt it essential to repaint it Rosso as it was the colour of his previous Ferrari.
Well cared for during the 1970s, the car was maintained by John Wortley of Sevenoaks, Kent, whilst also receiving a full bodywork overhaul which included; replacement sills, floor panels and a full bare-metal respray, again in red.
In 1981, an American gentleman, Mr A. Gilas purchased the car and it was exported to his residence in New Jersey, USA.
There are numerous invoices included in the file for its time in the States before it was purchased by a Mr T. Hoffritz in the early 2000s and crossed the Atlantic once again, this time to Germany.
There are various bills in the file from marque specialist S & T Manfred Irber of Munich during this period of ownership.
The car was eventually repatriated back to UK shores in 2007 through respected classic car dealer Martin Chisholm, who placed it with one of his customers, a Mr Spencer-Percival. Upon delivery, the car was sent to Peter Chambers Automotive Ltd, where it benefitted from considerable attention generating an invoice for approximately £10,000.
Previous keeper has had a cylinder head rebuild, a gearbox rebuild and a full respray in its original colour of Grigio Argento.
This beautiful car represents a rare opportunity to own a 1960’s Prancing Horse and is worthy of your full attention in today’s collector market.
Viewings are welcome on an appointment only basis at our Loughborough showroom, please email or call us today.
Shiltech are one of the UK’s leading Ferrari and Maserati service specialists. We have been established for nearly thirty years and have a fabulous reputation across the UK. The team have been hand picked and comprise of some of the UK’s best Ferrari technicians many of which have been worked and trained at Ferrari main dealers. We have the latest Ferrari and Maserati diagnostic equipment and use genuine approved parts. All of the cars we market undergo a vigorous multi point inspection prior to sale We pride ourselves on excellence, we have a passion for high performance cars and our clients satisfaction is at the heart of everything that we do!
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